Aug. 29, 2019
Dear Faculty Colleagues,
You are key partners in helping our students learn and grow during their academic career. Most often they make good decisions and display positive behavior; however, there will be times when that is not the case. To this end, as the Chief Conduct Officer and Vice President for Student Affairs, I’d like to share some resources for your use in working with our students.
- The Office of the Dean of Students developed a behavior assessment and response tool for classroom disruption. It includes examples of different levels of disruption, as well as resources and recommended responses. If at any time you feel you may be in danger, call 911 immediately to reach UTPD.
- The Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) is a fast and simple way to report any issues or concerns you may have with any member of the university community, including students and teaching assistants. You can report your concern anytimeonlineor by calling 512-232-5050.
- The Counseling and Mental Health Center’s Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) programhas positioned CARE counselors in 16 colleges, schools and departments to provide localized and accessible support for students.
- Student Conduct and Academic Integrity in the Office of the Dean of Students investigates and adjudicates suspected student misconduct, including academic dishonesty. Resources and support for preventing and addressing academic dishonesty are available here.
If you have any questions about the information shared here, please emailmy deputy, Carol Longoria, in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
I look forward to working with you this academic year.
Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Faculty, College of Education